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Glenlee – The Tall Ship at Riverside, Glasgow

Glenlee or the tall ship near River Side Museum

Glenlee or the tall ship near River Side Museum, Glasgow

The Tall Ship aka Glenlee, a three-masted barque, was constructed at the Bay Yard in Port Glasgow. It was built as a bulk cargo carrier and took her first shipment in the 1896. Presently, the Tall Ship on the River Clyde is being used as a museum. The ship hosts marine-themed activities and events throughout the year. The ship has been refurbished to make it a tourist attraction. The authorities also run guided tours, and audio guides are available for those who wish to explore the ship themselves.

The Glenlee has become the city’s new hub for marine activities. You can also enjoy rides on Seaforce powerboat and a cross-river ferry facility. Buy gifts from the souvenir shop on board. Lazeratte Cafe, the coffee shop at the ship, offers tasty beverages. Various activities are held in the mini cinema section and under 5’s play area.

The Glenlee also offers learning programs for children and adults. The Learning Pack, for pre and post visit activities, is available for a better learning experience. Teacher-led and self-led tour options are also available.

To visit the ship as frequently as you desire, you need to subscribe to the ‘Friends of the Glenlee’ by paying just £15 per year. Get a welcome hot drink on every visit. The subscribers are also emailed newsletters and invitations to certain events.

You may also hire the ship for personal events such as weddings, birthday parties, and small receptions. The ship also offers a distinct venue to conduct a corporate event such as conferences. The Glenlee offers a dining space for about 180 people and can accommodate about 200 people for a reception.

On your visit to the Tall Ship, you will also love to enjoy the tour of the Riverside Museum, Kelvin Harbour, Glasgow Science Center, and Sharmanka Kinetic Theater.

Glenlee – The Tall Ship at Riverside Map

Location Map of Glenlee, the tall ship at the Riverside

Location Map of Glenlee, the tall ship at the Riverside

Facts about Glenlee – The Tall Ship at Riverside

  • The Glenlee has successfully completed the world tour four times.
  • It was able to survive the terrifying storms of Cape Horn about 15 times.
  • The Tall Ship became a part of the UK’s Central Collection of historic vessels in November 19

Where is Glenlee – The Tall Ship at Riverside ?

The Tall Ship is located beside the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. It is about 7.5 miles away from the Glasgow Airport via M8 route. You may reach the Tall Ship by train, car, and bus. An underground train stops at the Partick station, from where the Tall Ship is at a walking distance; it takes just 8 minutes to reach the ship by walking. A regular bus service is available from George Square to the ship. You can see the schedules at McColl’s Riversider 100.

Address: 150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS

Phone: 0141 357 3699

Best time to visit Glenlee – The Tall Ship at Riverside

The best time to visit Glasgow is from March to August, when it is warm.

Glenlee – The Tall Ship at Riverside Hours

The Tall Ship opens daily at 10:00 a.m. The closing time during the summers is 5:00 p.m., while during winters, it closes at 4:00 p.m. As the opening times vary with the events, you may check the updated list on the official website.

Glenlee – The Tall Ship at Riverside Tickets

Admission to the Tall Ship is free for if there are about 8 members in a group.

More about Glenlee – The Tall Ship at Riverside

Who owns the Tall Ship at the Riverside?
The Clyde Maritime Trust owns the Tall Ship.

What are the coordinates of the Tall Ship?
55.864567,-4.307502

Published On: Tuesday, May 13th, 2014